Do green veggies (like cabbage) count with macros?

Answered on April 14, 2014
Created April 12, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I recently started to count macros. My goal is to gain muscle and lose fat so I can actually see the abs I've been working my BUTT off for these last 5 years.

I recently got a REAL gym membership in December so I've had access to heavier weights. Since then I have gained about 8lbs... up to 115lbs from 108. I am HOPING its muscle.

I am 16 yo female, about 115lbs, 5' 55". I have eaten clean for the past 5 years too, but have only been counting macros for about 2 weeks. I have tried very hard to hit them exactly, and only a few days have I been over.

Anyways, today was one of those days, just over on carbs and protein... it was because I had eaten all my macros by 430pm (I eat dinner VERY early) and was STARRRVING around 10pm (not to mention today was leg day!). So I made some steamed cabbage and asparagus, and after I logged it, my carbs and protein went over. Ugh.

Is it really important to count leafy veggies in macros? I mean, I TOTALLY understand counting starchy veggies, tubers, fruit, nuts, meats, ext... but broccoli? Onions? Greens? Now that I am actually weighing my food, my eyes have been open to the fact that 100 grams of onion is NOT a lot. Jeez.

I am also concerned about fat gain. Because I REALLY feel like I am gaining fat! All I want is to see my abs I have worked hard for! I lift heavy 4-5x a week with HIIT 3x. I eat 100% clean and LOVE to cook, hardly ever am eating out so that's not a problem.

I fear I have metabolic damage. I was severely underweight with food disorders over a year ago... was about 93lbs. I am healthier now, and have been instructed by a trainer to slowly increase my fat and carbs each week till I hit maintain mode (being young and very active, I SHOULD be able to eat more than 200g carbs without a problem.) Hmm. Seems like I can't even maintain my weight where I am!

Current macros:

90g fat, 190g carbs, 125g protein



on April 14, 2014
at 05:58 AM

You've been working on your abs since you were 11?

Seems a bit far fetche...I'm sensing OCD or eating disorder.

Check out play with the numbers and read the info

How visable do you expect those abs to be?

What's the point of this level of actiity? >>>>lift heavy 4-5x a week with HIIT 3x<<<<

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on April 14, 2014
at 06:05 AM

I'm getting thinness obsession vibe here....

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